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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Mar. 22, 2023): Kenny Omega vs. Hijo Del Vikingo

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Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing tonight at 8 pm ET on TNT.

Check out our Wednesday morning preview post to get caught up on what led up to, and what we’re looking forward to on, tonight’s show.

AEW will be at Independence, Missouri’s Cable Dahmer Arena with the long awaited showdown between Kenny Omega & El Hijo Del Vikingo! Plus, The Gunns defend the Tag titles against Top Flight, Blackpool Combat Club’s war on Dark Order continues with Jon Moxley vs. Stu Grayson, The Outcasts war on AEW originals continues with Toni Storm vs. Skye Blue, Sting celebrates his 64th birthday by teaming with Darby Allin & International champ Orange Cassidy for a trios match against Kip Sabian, The Butcher & The Blade, Stokely Hathaway will survive his No Disqualification match if HOOK lets him... and more!

Come right back here at 8 pm ET when the Dynamite live blog kicks off once the show starts on TNT. It will be below this line here.

Enjoy the show!


In the darkness of your mind, I’ll stand by your side and remove all your fear, but first, let me liveblog this here pro wrestling show for these folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

“Hangman” Adam Page is seeing an ambulance off and we’re informed that the Young Bucks were brutally attacked before the show began and are in fact the ones being carted off in ambulances.

Page hops in the back of Nick Jackson’s ambulance while Don Callis keeps Kenny Omega at the arena for his match against El Hijo del Vikingo later tonight.

Darby Allin, Orange Cassidy, & Sting vs. Kip Sabian & the Butcher and the Blade (Andy “Butcher” Williams & Pepper “Blade” Parks)

Cassidy and Sabian to start, in and out of the ring, Kip is about to take a walk but Orange puts the hands in his pants and he comes back! No hands dropkick, kip-up, tags made. Butcher squares up with Sting, right hands, the Icon shrugs them off and fires his own punches back!

Backing Williams into the corner, he pushes Sting across the ring and bites his head! Clearing the apron, Stinger backsplash, pick the legs but the heels fill the ring and cut him off! Match breaks down, babyfaces to the floor, heels holding court, double suplex on Sting!

Kip up top, Sting rolls away, he climbs up the opposite corner and Sting rolls away again! Allin tags in, palm strikes set up a Yoshi Tonic for two and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Sabian in control on Allin but Darby clears the apron on a whip! Lands on his feet off a back suplex, trying for the tag but Kip cuts him off and Blade attacks Sting! Sunset flip denied, tag made and Orange comes in hot! Off the top with an elbow, off the ropes with the satellite DDT and a kip-up!

Butcher blocks a Frankensteiner, Blade completes the powerbomb with a neckbreaker, Sabian slides in for the cover... NOT ENOUGH! Kip with a big senton in the corner, he poses a little too long and Sting tags in! Coming up behind him, Sabian turns around to see the Icon doing the Orange kicks!

Dropping Kip with a lariat, one for Butcher and Blade each, Sabian off the top, dropkick reversed into the Scorpion Deathlock! Blade tries to break it up with a punch, Butcher joins in and Sting is eventually overwhelmed! Allin in with haymakers, springboard double coffin drop!

Kip with an Alarm Clock, Orange runs in, Stundog Millionaire and a dive on Blade! Diamond Dust from Darby, he dives on Butcher, Sting has the inverted headlock...

Darby Allin, Orange Cassidy, & Sting win by pinfall with the Scorpion Death Drop from Sting on Kip Sabian.

We get a video package for Maxwell Jacob Friedman’s re-Bar Mitzvah and attempt to shoot down his fellow pillars’ challenge and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a hype reel for El Hijo del Vikingo vs. Kenny Omega.

Ass Boys (Austin & Colten Gunn) (c) vs. Top Flight (Dante & Darius Martin) (AEW World Tag Team Championship)

Dante and Austin to start, Martin with right hands, springboard arm drag, Colten and Darius in, the match breaks down, stereo clotheslines from Top Flight send the champs to the floor! Colten runs interference, Dante is on the back foot, and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Darius with a hot tag, fending the Ass Boys off two for one, whip reversed, uppercut in the corner! Stack ‘em up, enzuigiri on Colten sets up a German suplex on Austin, standing Spanish Fly... SO CLOSE! Off the ropes, crossbody sends Darius to the floor, Dante with a Here It Is Driver, only two!

Springboard, Nosedive... COLTEN BREAKS IT UP! The Kingdom appear to beat Darius up on the floor and Dante takes them out with a dive! Ass Boys catch him...

Ass Boys win by pinfall with 3:10 to Yuma on Dante Martin, retaining the AEW World Tag Team Championship.

Post-match, FTR make their entrance to confront the Ass Boys in the ring. Cash Wheeler says they’re not here to fight, they just want to talk business. The Gunns call them losers and say they don’t want to talk, because there’s nothing they can say or offer that will earn them a title shot.

Wheeler brings up a “never challenge again” clause and they scream about how they have nothing to ofer. Cash escalates with a breakup clause in AEW, but still the Gunns won’t budge. Dax Harwood grabs the mic and says if they can’t beat the Gunns for the AEW World Tag Team Championship, they’ll quit AEW entirely.

The Ass Boys accept that deal and offer handshakes, but they were a ruse to spit in FTR’s face!

Jade Cargill is interviewed backstage alongside Leila Grey and “Smart” Mark Sterling.

She runs Taya Valkyrie down and Sterling offers up a cease and desist on Taya’s use of Jaded. Leila offers to deliver it personally at Rampage, and Jade welcomes Valkyrie to That Bitch Show.

HOOK vs. Stokely Hathaway (No Disqualification Match)

Stokely Hathaway gets on the mic and says the ringside doctor didn’t clear him for this match and coincidentally, he’s retiring tonight. He passes his doctor’s note to ring announcer Justin Roberts, and it’s a WingStop receipt with “HE’S SICK” written on it.

Roberts calls him on it, referee Bryce Remsburg tears it in half, and we have a bell!

Hathaway runs away through the crowd, HOOK gives chase and catches him near the stairs! HOOK throws him back to ringside and shrugs off a running uppercut from Big Stoke! Pump kick caught... HOOK DROPS HIM WITH A GALLON THROW! In the ring, HOOK goes under for a steel barricade and slides in the ring while the Firm worry backstage that they haven’t prepared Hathaway for this.

Stoke rolls to the floor, fire extinguisher, he sprays it in HOOK’s eyes! Hathaway grabs a chair and goes back inside, HOOK takes it from him with ease and wallops him with the chair repeatedly! Stokely’s out, HOOK hits the Tazplex into the guardrail! Lateral press, he pulls up before three...

HOOK wins by referee stoppage with Redrum.

Backstage, Matt Hardy gives Ethan Page a pep talk and tells him he can avenge Stoke!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we see Tech N9ne in the front row.

Adam Cole makes his entrance and gets on the mic.

He asks who’s ready for story time and says we’re seven days away from his in-ring return here in AEW. He knows he’s talked a ton about his struggles but he feels freaking great right now. He’s never been more ready to get back to doing what he loves to do, and that’s wrestle for AEW.

He knows everyone has questions, including who his opponent is going to be.

Enter “Red Death” Daniel Garcia.

He asks who’s ready for story time and says he’s become a real veteran, a locker room leader, and in that capacity he thought it was his duty to come out here and not just welcome Cole back, but to put him in his place, too. While Cole was at home playing video games, Garcia beat Brody King, Ricky Starks, and Bryan Danielson.

He’s main evented more AEW programming over the past year than anyone else in this roster, he’s the lifeblood of this company, and Cole wants him to be welcomed back? He’s proven he’s one of the best pro wres— sports entertainers on the planet today, and if that’s what he is, what makes Adam Cole so special?

Cole says the ring of the bell makes him special, and he likes Garcia and thinks he could be the guy someday, but the Jericho Appreciation Society have made him overconfident. Adam lists off his bonafides and says if Daniel wants to challenge him next week, he’s on.

But he’s gonna make a statement next week that he’s back, bay bay. Cole promises him that next week is gonna be a great night for himself and for the fans, but for Garcia? Not so much.

Alex Marvez is outside of Kenny Omega’s dressing room and walks in.

Don Callis is arguing with Kenny Omega, and Kenny is distraught that he didn’t get to go with the Young Bucks in the ambulance and Don tries to spin it as beneficial, because now Kenny can focus on his singles match tonight. Callis turns to the camera and cuts a promo saying the God of Pro Wrestling is back and it starts tonight.

Jon Moxley vs. Stu Grayson

Grayson with shoulder thrusts and punches in the corner, Moxley turns him around and lays chops in! Choking him in the corner, putting boots to him, pins in a test of strength and then into a side headlock. Shot off, shoulder block, Jon falls to the floor and throws a chair!

Stu throws him back inside, Frankensteiner connects, up and over blocked and Mox hits a Saito suplex! Blasting Grayson off the apron with a shoulder block and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Mox in control, Gotch Piledriver sets up wristclutch stomps! Chest kicks follow, Grayson with punches, off the ropes, lands an elbow, ducks a lariat, running Shiranui into overhead elbows! Big Rock Bottom, springboard corkscrew senton atomico... NOT ENOUGH!

Dark Order and Blackpool Combat Club squaring off on the floor, Grayson with an Orihara moonsault! Mox out after him, Stu blasts him and goes up top... 450 SPLASH CAN’T KEEP JON MOXLEY DOWN! Backbreaker rack reversed into the bulldog choke, Stu has nowhere to go, Jon readjusts and throws some knees, shifting to a sleeper hold!

Grayson to his feet, he’s fading but he’s not out yet! Straightening up, cannonball into the corner to break the hold! Paradigm Shift blocked, Stu hits a Pele kick and goes up top but Moxley rushes in and meets him! Jockeying for position...

Jon Moxley wins by pinfall with an avalanche Death Rider.

“Absolute” Ricky Starks is interviewed backstage.

He’s sick and tired of talking back and forth and he has to take time off his vacation early just to tell Juice Robinson he doesn’t like that he attacked him? On Rampage, he’s done talking, and Juice can find him, man-to-man, and if not, just stop. He’s over it, he’s sick of it, and it’s the craziest thing he’s been part of in his whole life.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we go to the QTV offices.

They run footage of Rey Fenix getting beaten by Powerhouse Hobbs on Friday and make fun of him and Alex Abrahantes.

They have a laugh about Aaron Solo stealing Wardlow’s identity and losing his house. Hobbs is issuing another open challenge on Rampage.

We’re immediately informed that Penta el Zero M will be accepting it.

Skye Blue vs. Toni Storm

Storm charging in, putting boots to Blue in the corner, smashing her face into the turnbuckles! Skye with an elbow up, forearms, whip across, front kick, Toni shoves her away but eats a single knee facebreaker and a dropkick that sends her to the floor!

Blue with a tijeras off the apron, fired up, back inside, Storm cuts her off with a right hand! Off the ropes, hip attack sends Skye crashing to the floor and Saraya and Ruby Soho get their licks in on Blue! Toni out after her, putting her into the apron, chops against the post, and so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Blue with a kick combo, cover for two, off the ropes, Storm ducks it, Lou Thesz Press into mounted punches! Tornado DDT follows... NOPE! Skye blocks a kick, off the ropes, Ruby Soho runs interference, Code Blue connects but the referee is distracted!

Skye with a bridging folding press after getting his attention... SO CLOSE! Toni with a shotgun dropkick, corner hip attack and a German suplex set it up...

Toni Storm wins by pinfall with Storm Zero.

Post-match, Riho and Willow Nightingale run down and make the save!

Commentary hypes up our next week of shows.

El Hijo del Vikingo vs. Kenny Omega

Vikingo with a tope during Kenny’s entrance and he follows it with a tope con giro! Throwing him in the ring, springboard dropkick connects! Big lariat in the corner, right hands, Omega turns him around for rights of his own! Referee Paul Turner calls for the bell!

Boot in the corner, pulling Hijo up by his hair, whip to the corner, he evades to the apron, enzuigiris follow, headed up top... IMPLODING DRAGONRANA! Laying Kenny out with a kick, off the ropes, Meteora through the ropes! Vikingo off the apron, shooting star press connects!

Both men hurting on the floor, back inside, 450 splash... OMEGA KICKS OUT! Whip across, big quebradora from Omega, cover for one! Fisherman buster connects, action to the floor, Kenny grabs a table and sets it up over referee Paul Turner’s objections and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Omega has Vikingo down and out, right hands in the ropes, Hijo with a tijeras to send him spiraling to the apron! Forearms for chops on the apron, Kenny blasts Vikingo with a boot and follows it with a monkey flip on the apron!

Back up on the apron, Omega thinking Dragon suplex, Vikingo slips out, enzuigiri, up top, off the post... DRAGONRANA TO THE FLOOR! Back inside, Superman Punch into the corner, Hijo sets him up top and blasts him with an enzuigiri! Up top, calling for it, jockeying for position... VIKINGO REVERSES AN AVALANCHE POWERBOMB INTO A SPIKE FRANKENSTEINER!

Up on the middle rope... SPRINGBOARD PHOENIX SPLASH FROM THE OUTSIDE IN BUT KENNY OMEGA WILL NOT STAY DOWN! On the second, springboard, Omega counters with a powerbomb! A second powerbomb sets up a V-Trigger... NOT ENOUGH! Dragon suplex follows, Hijo in the ropes, another V-Trigger!

Vikingo limp, Kenny drags him to his feet, electric chair, Hijo fighting him and he slips out! Lucha bump... SPRINGBOARD POISON FRANKENSTEINER! Omega rolls out to the table at ringside, Vikingo off the ropes.... BRILLO 630 SENTON THROUGH THE TABLE VIKINGO DANGERRROUS!

Both men slow to rise, back inside, Hijo with the cover... OMEGA WON’T STAY DOWN! On their knees and trading palm strikes, to forearms, rising to their feet, rolling solebutt, off the ropes and Kenny blasts him with a V-Trigger! Off the ropes... WORLD LINER COMES WITHIN FRACTIONS OF A SECOND OF ENDING IT!

Vikingo of the top, nobody home on the 630 senton! Another V-Trigger, electric chair...

Kenny Omega wins by pinfall with the One-Winged Angel.

Post-match, Kenny Omega is interviewed by Tony Schiavone.

Omega thanks Tony for his compliment and says as time goes by he wonders if he can still do this stuff, and— BLACKPOOL COMBAT CLUB ATTACK KENNY FROM BEHIND! THEY PUT BOOTS TO HIM WITH IMPUNITY! Mox grabs a sleeper hold and we hear sirens!

An ambulance pulls up to the arena! “HANGMAN” ADAM PAGE IS HERE WITH A 2x4 TO SAVE KENNY OMEGA! He hits the ring and Blackpool Combat Club scatters while Don Callis checks on his protege! Callis grabs Page by the shoulder and Hangman almost spikes him!

Don takes a fake bump and Kenny wakes up to see Callis down and out and Hangman standing over him with a 2x4! Omega doesn’t want anything to do with Hangman!

That’s the show, folks.

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